While Erin is discovering how to balance life as a mother of three (take your time girl!), the Chang kids are discovering balance in a more literal sense. Balance Boards!
I think this is the first “pin” from my Pinterest page that I have actually followed up on. The pin came from elsie marley and includes a great little tutorial that she did for last year’s Celebrate the Boy series. I love Meg’s find-whatever-you’ve-got-around-the-house approach. Later, I came upon a neato version with bumpers made from pool noodles, from Family Fun Magazine (February issue). I pretty much followed their project instructions step-by-step. I played with two different board sizes. Basic white board from Lowes, and pvc piping there too. Got the Duck Tape and noodle from Target. That was all I needed.
In the process, I became a born-again worshiper of Duck Tape! So fun, so easy, and now, so decorative!
Avery was all over the balance boards, such a natural that I wonder if we have a future snowboarder or surfer on our hands. Maybe my tweenage dreams will live on through Avery…
Jet got in on the action too. Though he shall remain faceless.
We gave a couple boards to our friend Olivia, for her 5th birthday (of course I didn’t snap her photo while she tested them out, errr.). Still, they were a hit with children of all ages at the party.
All in all a great project, and a cool rainy day activity for the kiddos. Or, just do it for the Duck Tape.
5 thoughts on “Balancing Act”
Oh those are awesome! I saw Meg’s post back then too but kind of forgot about it, I guess – I think my daughter was too young then, but she’d love it now. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂
Great project! You must take after a talented someone….no?
since i’m your sis, i cam kind of just request one for my girl’s bday, right??? thanks! they look awesome 🙂
I love them all! but the orange one is my favorite. I like the pool noodle addition too. We have had some near misses with flying balance boards in the house!
My 4 year old and I made one together. Great, fun, easy project- thanks!